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Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs That Harness Solar Power
Embracing passive heating principles through their architecture, siting and more, these homes save energy without skimping on warmth
"passive solar heating work on two principles: maximizing the amount of sunlight that... passive solar, you'd be amazed how it works , my passive solar house in Santa Fe would... materials • solar and wind electricity • thermal/solar heating and cooling• water harvesting... unobtrusive solar panels capturing the suns energy, just to start with, are two obvious... Passive solar provides much of the lighting, and buildings maintain a stable interior..."
Innovative Screens Add Architectural Wonder on 3 Modern Homes
Aiding privacy and filtering sunlight may have been important, but these screens offer dazzling visuals as part of the package
"these screens offer dazzling visuals as part of the package... exterior. Screens can also be a strong formal gesture, giving a house an aspect of beauty... potential of screens positioned in front of other walls, primarily glass. One is in Los... these screens. What material are they. I need this type of screening to 'distort'... integrated solar thermal shade product. Really cool because you produce free solar hot..."
Screen Outdoor Furniture From the Sun
Houzz Tour: High-End Luxury, Highest Ecofriendly Rating in California
Solar panels and energy savers let this posh LEED Platinum home produce as much energy as it consumes
"Solar panels and energy savers let this posh LEED Platinum home produce as much energy... Thanks to solar panels and energy-saving systems, this house can produce as much electricity... areas are screened so that birds do not fly in and get stuck in the highest points of... for a solar-heated pool, decking and low-maintenance landscaping. In sunny Southern... , the solar panels on the butterfly roof can be counted on to provide most of the..."
Look to the Sun for More of Your Home's Lighting
Manage sunlight with design-savvy windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty
"windows, solar tubes and skylights to save energy and show your home's beauty... It's not solar, and not cheap to buy, but they look like a solar tube diffuser and take... who have solar tubes feel about them as the light quality almost seems too stark? I'm... used the solar tubes in a few projects before. I have found that unless you can use... couple of solar tubes installed in a dark section of my house, but my husband is worried..."
Houzz Tour: Zero-Energy Renovated Victorian in San Francisco
A 1904 home that's entirely energy efficient? Yes, courtesy of solar panels, radiant heating and water reclamation
"courtesy of solar panels, radiant heating and water reclamation... history. Solar panels, radiant heating, water reclamation and an organic garden all... 900SF solar panels (efficiency 18%) are going to be able to heat 2500SF of living... Anyways the solar panels should have been oriented to the southwest to be more efficient... Siding; rain screen: Swisspearl cement composite panels; solar panels: Sunpower The interior..."
Gadget Watch: What's New for the High-Tech Home
"vacuum, solar-powered iPhone charger and other hot home gadgets... bonsai-shaped solar powered battery charger, here is a roundup of new gadgets that will have... Electree is a solar powered bonsai-shaped tree with 27 “leaves” you can arrange to sun-soaked... silicon-solar panel can be rotated to maximize sun exposure — and a USB connector,... off the screen while checking off ingredients and following the steps. The designers..."
Get Backyard Privacy the Subtler, Stylish Way
Why settle for a hulking brick wall when plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?
"plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?... divider, screen or plant barrier can block your neighbor's two-story view for good.... privacy screens, wood slat partitions and partially enclosed pergolas are effective... those screening devices closer to your house; it's counterintuitive, but it makes... privacy screen Privacy screen Privacy screens are fantastic to create a cozy environment..."
12 Great Decorative Alternatives to Curtains
Filter light and views while drawing the eye by dressing windows in specialty glass, artistic screens or snazzy shades
"glass, screens, awnings and more. These not only manipulate the light coming in but... aluminum screen. The architects have a tag on it as well. Love the Delia screen in number... metal screens? Just curious-it is a beautiful effect. The 2nd photo is an aluminum... metal screening on the exterior of the window. But still a beautiful option. Ahhh... it's a screen creating those patterns. I like these, but something I've used for privacy..."
Architectural Sunscreens Take the Heat Off Homes
"cking screens help you stay cool, play with light and create a stunning modern exterior... used zinc screening along the front and a giant wing (size of a 747 wing) along the back... behind the screens that are close to the house or windows to get rid of bugs and spider... passive solar heat. That same South side becomes anything but our friend in summer... shaded by screens covering the windows.. "Here the brise-soleil defines a simple exterior..."
Houzz Tour: Open, Airy Canadian Bauhaus Home
Built for entertaining and maximizing natural light, an Edmonton home incorporates sunrooms, screens and easy access to the outdoors
"sunrooms, screens and easy access to the outdoors... those screens are fabulous. A retractable hood fan??? Such a brilliant idea The... wooden screens over the years. In the dining room, two privacy screens were installed... wood screens and artisan hand-carved stone accents make it a true work of art. A... wooden screens allow light and noise to filter through. Green wall covering: imported... retractable screens that allow them to be open or closed off from the main floor. When..."
Wood Slats in Design: Repetition, Scale and Light
"Wood Screens Create Privacy, Delicacy, and Sometimes a Golden Glow... wood slat screens in the NE United States? I am looking to do this as a mechanical screen... screen on an office building. Found this place: http://www.shiftspacedesign.com/... tdoor-screens-panels/ John Would it be ok to install wood slates over existing siding... Design With Solar Panels More architectural inspiration..."
House Hunting? Look Carefully at the Light
"has a solar screen at the end. I see skylights in the living room as the ONLY a... guess solar film is another option but I don't love how it looks. Solar shades aren't... winter solar heat and light. The north side has only a couple small windows. After... EVERYWHERE. Solar shades have saved me. Lighting was the first and most important factor... work like solar collectors which is not optimum in Chicago's climate. The south facing..."
September Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Get ready to get cozy at home with snuggly blankets, well-stocked firewood, added insulation and more
Houzz Tour: Small Changes Earn a Top Green Rating
Remodeling for energy efficiency and sustainability within a quaint town's codes wins LEED platinum certification for a midcentury home
"attic and solar screens on the back side of the house where they wouldn't be noticeable... roofing for solar reflectivity? This home is beautiful! Great job! I love the design/remodel... something like solar panels in sunny California and certainly not push button moving roof... roofing for solar reflectivity," says Schicketanz. Instead of adding to the footprint of..."